It has been a lovely half term and it was so good to meet with you all for the parents’ evening this week. The children are doing so well with their learning.
We are all looking forward to the half term break!
After half term can you please bring in a pair of wellies/boots for your child to wear outside?
With the colder weather we will continue to learn outside so make sure they have nice warm hats and gloves and coats too.
Our topic after the break is Changes. We will be looking at the changes in the seasons. Over the break encourage your child to notice the changes in nature and talk about it. Bring any nice leaves that may fall to the ground, or conkers and acorns too.
Have a restful and healthy half term
From the team in Reception

Hello! This week we are reading the book ‘Stella brings the family’.
In phonics we are learning these sounds: ck, e, u.
You can help your child by reading their book with them each night – supporting them to recognise the sounds in the words – segmenting and blending them.
In Maths we are learning about shapes and using positional language – such as under, over, next to, in front and behind. You can play games with toys getting them to follow your instructions putting them under/on etc.
It has been wonderful to see their Heritage boxes – the children have loved sharing them and seeing their classmates special boxes.
Remember that Thursday is Stay and Read from 8.45 – 9.15. It was lovely to see the children all enjoying books with their parents/carers last week.

Please stay and read in class with your child every Thursday morning. From 8.45 – 9.15
Looking forward to seeing you


This week the children are learning the sounds /m/  /d/  /g/
Can you find objects at home that start with those letter sounds?
Can you play eye spy with your child?
Please read the phonics book your child has in their book bag every day to help them learn to read.
Thank you for your help
If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask
Kind regards
Mrs Naylor and Mr Crick

Welcome to Reception!  The children have settled into school very well.  We are excited to start their learning journey with them.

This week the children have started learning their first sounds in phonics.  They are learning the sounds for the letters s, a, and t. Play eye spy with them – looking for things that start with those letters.  Practice writing the letters with them too.

Reading books are changed weekly.  Make sure you read to your child every night.  As they learn their sounds they will gradually be able to blend the sounds together to read their decodable phonics books.  We send three books home each week.  One is decodable for them to try and read to you, one is a simple banded book for you to read to them.  And one if a book they have chosen from our book corner for you to enjoy together.  Reading and talking about books will expand your child’s vocabulary and help them with their language and comprehension.

Maths: This week we have been learning about making repeating patterns and counting.

Topic:  Our topic is Family and friends.  You will get a letter asking you to make a heritage box and bring it into school.  This will be the homework project for the next two weeks.  We look forward to seeing them and finding out about all the new families.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask any other the team working the Reception

Mrs Naylor (Voyager teacher)

Ms Blantern (Voyager Early Years Educator)

Mr Crick (Gemini teacher)

Ms Thomas (Gemini Early Years Educator)

Have a go at completing some musical tasks for your homework, just click the link below.

Music HW Mancini

Click the link below and let the story unfold as you take a  walk with your family and friends. There are lots of activities to join in with and trails to follow this is a fun way to engage with stories while on the move.